Nic sent through the final evaluation of the Living Cinema project at Tallis today. It makes for interesting reading and I'll bring a copy to our next meeting. In amongst the links to various websites that formed part of the research element of their project I found one for a project called Secret Cinema. Organised by a group called Future Cinema, Secret Cinema evenings involve a themed screening of a famous film in an unusual location. Recent events have included them taking over the Hackney Empire to screen the Marx Brothers’ Night at the Opera and a screening of the new Watchmen movie in transformed tunnels under London Bridge station.
The one that caught my attention though was Lindsay Anderson's If screened at Dulwich College. The film is about a rebellion at a boys' public school. Ushers seem to have taken on the roles of the main characters and the group obviously took full advantage of their surroundings to make the evening quite memorable.
I wonder if we could borrow this idea and have a film screening as part of our event in the summer. Which film would we choose to show? How might it relate to our central theme of creative learning? Where would we screen it and for whom?